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Full backup with out compression. How close in size should the backup and the original be?


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Hey guys, lets say i have a folder that is 100mb on a different server. I would like to backup that folder.

 

Will Retrospect report that its backup is 100mb?

 

It seems like when i try and compare the actual size of the folder and what retrospect reports was backed up on a full backup is off. The reported backup size is anywhere from 200mb to 800mb short.

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There are a lot of different ways to answer this question -- because you don't say much about the "different server" and what OS is running on it and how you are determining the size of that folder.

 

And you say the folder is "100mb", but the reported backups size is anywhere from "200mb to 800mb short".

 

Which doesn't add up. ;-)

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Will Retrospect report that its backup is 100mb?

That will never happen.

Lower case "m" is "milli" or 1/1000.

Lower case "b" is "bit".

So 100mb is 0.1 bits, which can't be backed up. ;)

 

Upper case "M" is "mega".

Upper case "B" is "byte".

 

Anyway, your values doesn't add up, as already pointed out.

 

 

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